Back from Iceland.

Well I am back in Sweden after a week of trout hunting in Iceland. The weather turned out to be just as the forecast had foretold. We had a day with insane wind speeds 30 ms (meter per second) and the temperature was almost always around zero celsius. The locals told us that we had some very unlucky weather, it usually is not this cold during late april and fishing is usually good. The water temperature was never above +4 C during our entire week and that means slow fishing. We met a few anglers and there seems to have been some very good fishing just days before this cold front hit. 90cm trout had been caught and many in the 80cm range. After the cold weather hit, most people fishing the lake had very slow fishing. All in all, our trip was a success, we only had 2 days when we didn’t catch any fish and I also managed to catch a very large one. The last 2 days of the trip was warm and we had around +6-9 C and hardly no wind, this made fish a lot more active and we could see a lot of rising trout and some where very large. I estimated a few to be around 8-10kg, when the head of a large fish like that breaks the surface all those slow hours in the cold are forgotten and your body just feels warm and full of energy again. Its jaw dropping stuff and it´s very addictive fishing.

Be sure to check out my guided trips to this place for 2016 here: https://fantasticmrtrout.com/guided-fishing-trips/iceland-the-land-of-monster-trout/ maybe you can catch a dream trout yourself.

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Pike fishing in Sweden.

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The pike season has been on for a while now and big numbers of pike has been landed over the past few months. On thursday last week my good clients Bruno, Pascal and Mathias from France arrived here in Sweden, keen on getting in on that pike action.The weather forecast wasnt looking all that bright, low temperatures, heavy winds and snowfall made the already low water temperature drop. As a guide those days are the always tricky but a good guide will always make it work. Falling temperatures doesn’t always mean that there will be bad fishing, you just need to adapt to the conditions and fish the flies so the pike will react to them. My own fly pattern was doing the trick as always, it has a great movement and makes even the slowest pike react.perchDuring our two days together we had great fishing in the ice-cold winds, with around 35 pike landed and almost as many lost. Mathias lost the biggest pike of the trip, a fish around 95+ cm and super fat. He had her in his hands at one point and but he was struggling to get a good grip and then the hook came loose and she swam away. He admitted that he was afraid of the teeth and who can blame him. He still had a smile on his face after losing this beautiful pike and why should´nt he. It had been a great two days with good food, wine and amazing fishing in Sweden.

Be sure to check out my guided fishing trips for pike https://fantasticmrtrout.com/guided-fishing-trips/northern-pike-adventures/

Until next time

Fantastic Mr Trout

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